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Next meeting:

April 7, 2015

12:00 – 1:00pm

SSC 206

Questions:  Contact ARC 898-5959

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting --- Near Campus

AA Meeting, "Clean Slate," meets Mondays at 7pm at Bidwell Presbyterian church right by campus, upstairs in room 210.  Open Meeting. All are welcome.   
 
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

 

 

 

QUESTIONS/MORE INFO:  Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC), 530-898-6450, cadec@csuchico.edu (confidential email), www.csuchico.edu/cadec 

 

Having trouble with your alcohol use?

Let's talk about it...

 

The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center is happy to announce a new, weekly, confidential student support group which will explore a variety of topics related to substance misuse and recovery options. This is an Open, Confidential, facilitated group for any student seeking a safe, non-judgmental forum in which to explore issues related to their substance use or the substance use of a loved one. No commitment is necessary. This is NOT a 12-step format group.

 

WHAT: Students Seeking Recovery - Peer Talk: a confidential, non-judgmental, facilitated forum for students seeking to explore topics related to their substance use or the substance use of a loved one

 

WHEN: Every Friday from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM when school is in session

 

WHERE: Student Services Center, Room 490

 

SOME TOPICS

TO BE EXPLORED: Options for recovery or harm reduction from substance misuse                                                                            

                                  Academic concerns

                                  Health concerns

                                  Relationship issues

                                  Family issues

                                  Triggers

                                  Relapse prevention

                                  School, Work, Life Balance

 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Confidential forum, Non-judgmental, Open to All, Alternative to 12-step format, No commitment required

 

 

 

QUESTIONS/MORE INFO:  Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC), 530-898-6450, cadec@csuchico.edu (confidential email), www.csuchico.edu/cadec 

 

 

 

 

Human Resources Services Center/Faculty Affairs

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of March 30, 2015

CSU, Chico Staff / Management Vacancies – Week of March 30, 2015

 

Please visit http://jobs.csuchico.edu/ and click Search Jobs to view the most current listing of staff and management job opportunities.

 

CSU Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

 

New this week (since 3/25/15):

 

(VA413) DEAN OF THE LIBRARY (Administrator IV)

Library Administration

 

(VA412) RESIDENCE COMMUNITY COORDINATOR (Student Services Professional III)

University Housing and Food Service

 

(VA411) IT ANALYST (Information Technology Consultant- Career)

IT Client Services

Information

Openings for Staff Representation On Student Academic Senate

The CSU, Chico Student Academic Senate currently has two committees needing CSU, Chico staff representation.  Current policy calls for one staff member for each committee.  

 

The committees are:

 

Shared Governance Committee- Responsible for maintaining student presence in all applicable university committees, councils, and boards.  Also charged with developing policies and procedures for shared governance practices among students.  Many of these policies and procedures are relayed to the Faculty and Student Policies Committee (FASP) of the Academic Senate for use in developing a campus-wide system.

 

Internal Review Committee- Charged with developing the governing documents of the Senate, reviewing internal policies and procedures, as well as crafting language for possible implementation by the Senate regarding internal practices.

  

If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact Melanie O’Connor, Staff Council Office Manager, by Friday, April 17th at noon.  Questions regarding any of these committees may be directed to Michael Pratt, current Director of University Affairs for the Associated Students.

 

 

Workshops

Successfully Navigating Challenging Work Relationships *Date Change - March 30th*

Successfully Navigating Challenging Work Relationships *Date Change - March 30th*

March 30, 2015 (Mon) 2-4 PM

Have you had a recent interaction that left you at a loss for words, embarrassed, angry or wishing you hadn’t reacted? This workshop will provide tips on remaining calm while responding in confrontational or difficult situations.

This session will address:

  • How to manage your own hot buttons so you don’t go “over the edge”
  • What to say when you feel someone is trying to control you
  • How to deal with big egos and bullies
  • Practical things you can do and avoid others ruining your day
  • How to break the negative communication cycle
  • Language to use to diffuse difficult situations, especially when you’re caught by surprise

Title:

Successfully Navigating Challenging Work Relationships
(emailpdev@csuchico.edu to enroll)

Date:

March 30, 2015 (Monday)

Time:

2:00-4:00PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100 B

Facilitator:

Jonathan “Joc” Clark, Ph.D., Collaboration Works Consulting

Sponsors:

Human Resources Service Center and Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Who should go?

Faculty, staff and managers. Scenarios for discussion are geared for both faculty and staff.

Registration Instructions

Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

 

Employee Fee Waiver Information Session

April 7, 2015 (Thurs) 12-1 PM

It’s that time again! The Fee Waiver Application submission period for 2015 Summer and Fall semesters is open April 6 to May 1, 2015. If you currently take advantage of the Fee Waiver Program benefit, but have some questions, or if you would like to start using this program, we strongly suggest that you attend our Employee Fee Waiver Information Session.

This workshop explains the types of fee waivers available to eligible CSU, Chico employees, an overview of the process, why and how an employee may participate, how a dependent may participate, and how managers can use the program to encourage and train their employees.

Title:

Employee Fee Waiver Information Session
Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll in each workshop

Date:

April 7, 2015 (Tuesday)

Time:

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100B

Facilitator:

Beverly Gentry, Manager for Professional Development

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

Who Should Go?

Individuals interested in learning about the Fee Waiver Program for CSU, Chico Employees.

Registration Instructions

Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll in each workshop.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6771, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6771.

 

Tactical Communication Workshop

Tuesday 1-3:30PM

How do you de-escalate a person in crisis?  Do you wish you had tools to help you better react to persons suffering a mental or emotional crisis?  Tactical de-escalation communication can help.

Tactical Communication can help to calm difficult people who may be under severe emotional or other influences, redirect the behavior of hostile people, give you tools to perform professionally under all conditions and achieve the desired outcome of the encounter.

Objectives:

  • Define the dual goals of how to de-escalate a person in crisis and/or gain voluntary compliance
  • Identify the barriers to effective communication which lead to or cause resistance
  • Develop and demonstrate new skills in overcoming resistance through persuasion using tactical de-escalation methods
  • Consider the importance of an avuncular leadership style, kindness and reflective listening
  • Properly react to persons suffering a crisis and de-escalate them through the use of “grounding questions”

The instructor heavily integrates scenarios, role playing, questions and answers during the presentation to both ensure student engagement and confirm understanding.

Title:

Tactical Communication (email pdev@csuchico.edu to enroll)

Date:

April 14, 2014 (Tuesday)

Time:

1:00 - 3:30 PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100 A

Facilitators:

Andrew Duch, Sheriff’s Captain, Butte County Sheriff’s Office

Sponsors:

Human Resources Service Center

Who should go?

Campus employees interested in learning about tactical de-escalation communication tools.

Registration Instructions

Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

 

"Planning Ahead" Workshop Series

Begins March 11, 2015

The Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) is hosting a “Planning Ahead” series to help employees organize now for unplanned and planned life events, finances, and retirement.  Now is the perfect time to reflect and plan for your future.  None of us want to wait too long and regret not making some simple decisions earlier.  If you’ve been wondering how to plan ahead for the unexpected, as well as retirement – these workshops are for you!

The remaining sessions include:

Planning Ahead: Retirement Planning Basics - Start Now

Retirement could easily impact a quarter of your life!  Think ahead now.  This session provides an overview of the retirement process and highlights planning steps.  It provides information on helpful resources for all employees, whether retirement is near or far.

Title:

Planning Ahead: Retirement Planning Basics - Start Now
Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll in each workshop

Date:

April 1, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:

2:00-4:00 PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100A

Facilitators:

Jackie McClain, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of Human Resources, CSU System
Teresa Palacios, Benefits Analyst/Specialist, Benefits & Workers' Compensation Unit

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

 

Planning Ahead: Other Considerations for Retirement

Retirement is fantastic, but sometimes the transition can be bumpy.  What are some of things to think about now and begin planning for - before you’re close to retiring?  This is a down-to-earth look at topics retirees need to consider, from downsizing to home remodeling to caregiving.  How can you make your future easier with actions and decisions you can make today?

Title:

Planning Ahead: Other Considerations for Retirement
Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll in each workshop

Date:

April 15, 2015 (Wednesday)

Time:

2:00-4:00 PM

Location:

Colusa Hall 100A

Facilitators:

Jackie McClain, Vice Chancellor Emeritus of Human Resources, CSU System
Joel Zimbelman, Retired, Professor, Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities
and Former Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, CSU Chico
Carol Burr, Professor Emeritus, English Department, CSU Chico
Patricia Heath, Retired Accounting Technician III, CSU Chico

Sponsor:

Human Resources Service Center

 

Who Should Go?

These workshops are intended for any campus employee (and significant others) at any point in their career; in fact, the earlier the better!  While the sessions are not aimed at employees approaching retirement, they will be extremely beneficial for those who have retirement in their near horizon.

The series is an “open” design, meaning that all employees are welcome to come, there are no pre-requisites, and the courses can be attended independently of one another.  Employees will be asked to register in advance, but can bring family (spouses/partners).

Registration Instructions

Email pdev@csuchico.edu your name and Chico State ID to enroll in each workshop.

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Professional Development, phone 530-898-6433, or email pdev@csuchico.edu a week in advance of the event.

Reminder: Please share with your supervisor, in advance, that you would like to attend this training to ensure their support and that operational needs permit.

For more information, e-mail pdev@csuchico.edu or contact Human Resources Service Center - Professional Development, at (530) 898-6433.

 

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